Navidad & Matanza by Carlos Labbé (translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden)

What kind of writer eviscerates his own novel?  What drives a person  to that extreme?  And – just so we’re clear – we’re not talking about paring down the prose or making a few surgical edits to tighten up the plot. Carlos Labbé rips out entire chapters of his book and leaves huge, gaping holes behind.  That takes guts. When it works it’s exciting and innovative.  And, yes, disturbing. When … Continue reading Navidad & Matanza by Carlos Labbé (translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden)